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Public Accommodations Complainant Information Sheet (CIS)     en Español

 

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PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

The Illinois Department of Human Rights investigates charges of Public Accommodations discrimination filed against: 

  • A business, recreation, lodging, entertainment, or transportation facility.
  • A public official.
  • A place of education.

PROHIBITED PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS ACTIONS

The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in several public settings, for example:

  • A place of public accommodation: To deny or refuse the full and equal enjoyment of facilities, goods and services.
  • A public official: To deny or resue the full and equal enjoyment of the services or facilities under the official's care.
  • A place of education: To refuse to enroll, allow access to facilities, goods or services; or engage in or fail to take corrective action to stop severe or pervasive harassment.

TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION COVERED

Race
Color
Religion
Sex
Sexual Harassment
National Origin
Ancestry
Age

  (Age 40 and over)
Order of Protection Status

Marital Status
Physical or Mental Disability
Military Status
Sexual Orientation

 (including gender-related identity)
Unfavorable Military Discharge
Retaliation

  (for opposing unlawful discrimination)

WHAT THE DEPARTMENT CANNOT DO

The Department cannot investigate Public Accommodations charges:

  • Based on political affiliations, personality conflicts, etc., unless such actions are alleged to be discriminatory for one or more of the reasons listed above.
  • Alleging unfair actions within prison facilities because they are not places of public accommodations.
  • Against places of education related to curriculum content or course offerings.
  • Against the Federal Government or Federal Officials.

TO FILE A CHARGE

Submit a completed Public Accommodations Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) either in person or by mail.  If your allegations are covered under the Illinois Human Rights Act, a charge will be drafter for your signature.  A charge of Public Accomodations discrimination must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.


CONTACT INFORMATION

  • You may contact one of our offices directly:

CHICAGO OFFICE

SPRINGFIELD OFFICE

MARION OFFICE

100 W. Randolph Street
10th Floor
Intake Unit
Chicago, IL  60601
(312) 814-6200
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)
(312) 814-1436 (FAX)
(Administration)
(312) 814-6251 (FAX)
(Charge Processing)

222 South College
Room 101-A
Intake Unit
Springfield, IL  62704
(217) 785-5100
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)
(217) 785-5106 (FAX)
 
 
 

2309 West Main Street
Suite 112
Intake Unit
Marion, IL  62959
(618) 993-7463
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)
(217) 785-5106 (FAX)
 
 
 


 

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